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Old Mar 19th 2013, 5:35 am
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Dear BE'ers,

In my spare time I have been tapping away at my keyboard, perhaps an attempt to prove the theorem that with an infinite amount of time and monkeys it would be possible to write Hamlet.
Anyhow it seems the seventy odd thousand words were the easy part and the final few words of the title are the difficult part.
Much like my work time sheets I have completed a work of fiction set in the Middle East generally about a man going through an identity crisis.

To be read in the voice of the narrator of When Police Chases Go Wild:

We find our hero at the end of his tether, tired of the rat race, and bored with the endless drone of work. Worn out swimming against the tide, the shine has worn off his life in the Middle East. Simply he has just had enough.
A whiskey fuelled evening finally prompts him to do something radical; it’s time to profit from the misery of others. From his family, his friends, his work colleagues, and the expatriate lifestyle he has come to despise.
For every person who wanted to start again and didn’t have the guts, for every person who felt something is wrong but dared not say it. Our hero strikes out for all the empty shells, all the unfulfilled people, anyone who has ever asked 'Is that it?' But most importantly only for himself. Morality is still for other people.


Inspiring stuff eh?

Anyhow what's in it for you I hear? Well of course an acknowledgement in the book for the new title, your own free copy of the book and the smug knowledge that you, yes you provided the title of what will no doubt go on to top international best seller lists.
To all fans of shoddily built tower blocks, hotels, bridges, airports etc please don't fret as I will not be quitting my day job (this will become readily apparent on reading the book)

So please fire ahead with suggestions and if I get a few good ones I will put up a poll.

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Old Mar 19th 2013, 5:41 am
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 5:47 am
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'Working in the Middle East ****s you up'. Not very catchy, but encapsulates the general theme.
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How to lose friends and alienate people
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Old Mar 19th 2013, 5:52 am
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'Working in the Middle East ****s you up'. Not very catchy, but encapsulates the general theme.
Yes well that's the general feeling true.

Not sure if I want to print **** on the front cover though
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1) Dropout
2) Returning the favor
3) My shit book
4) Exit from Utopia
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you cant polish a turd: an expats life
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1) Dropout
2) Returning the favor
3) My shit book
4) Exit from Utopia
5) Using the left hand
6) Left is the only way
7) Shaft
My book of shit, shirley?
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"ex-patriot": did you mean that, or am I suffering from sarcasm-deficit?
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"ex-patriot": did you mean that, or am I suffering from sarcasm-deficit?
I spotted that. I did consider 'Typo' as a suggestion.

Typo: Like Argo but without the drama
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"ex-patriot": did you mean that, or am I suffering from sarcasm-deficit?
It was meant sort of sarcastically but perhaps its better changed.
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It hurts when I breathe...
The Sand Pit
IBM (as in Insh'Allah, Bukrah, Mahlesh)
Was it worth it?
Now you're not going to believe this...
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From Rack to Ruin
All that Glitters
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Pearls before Swine (mebbe not that one, on reflection)
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False pride & unfounded prejudice
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Right, that's it
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